Conserving energy in your home also means saving money on your heating costs. When winter approaches and the cold weather starts affecting your wallet, then you want to start taking action around your home to cut back that monthly bill.
There are many options that you can do yourself to lower your bill and keep the cold air out and the warm air in. One major step is to lower your thermostat when you are not at home or while you are sleeping. You can program many thermostats to do this automatically for you these days, and you’ll never even notice the change.
Other ideas are to open your drapes during the day to let the solar heat of the sun help warm your house, then close them tight at night, to keep the heat in. If you have drafts around your windows you can close the gaps with caulk, or put plastic over the whole window. Get a door sweep to block drafts under exterior doors.
Remember to change your furnace filters often–they are not expensive, and help your furnace run more effectively. Or if you have access to firewood, consider investing in a wood-burning stove.
These are just a few of the many ways to conserve energy–and money–in the cold days of winter.